Racepond Named For "Race Pond" GHM 024-6
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62
N 30° 58.759 W 082° 07.234
17R E 392997 N 3427848
Quick Description: In the median of US 1/23 south of GA 121, northeast of Folkston.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 4/22/2015 8:16:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMNR45
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
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Long Description:
Racepond was named for “Race Pond,” a round cypress pond near here, where, about 1836, United States soldiers ran their horses for sport.

The troops were stationed at the pond to watch for and capture any Indians who might venture out from the Okefenokee Swamp where they had taken refuge from the great trek to the Western Reservation. Only a few men at a time were needed for patrol duty, and the rest amused themselves by racing their mounts over a track they constructed around the pond. A soldier wounded by the Indians died in camp and was buried near the track.
Type of Marker: Other

Marker #: 024-6

Date: 1958

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Commission

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